In some European countries, the term used for an upscale category, but also according to the EU wine market regulations to the highest quality level quality wine (PDO) counts. These are Germany. Croatia. Austria. Romania. Slovakia. Slovenia. Czech Republic and Hungary, Some names (such as late harvest) also exist in some other countries. In Germany the designation QmP (quality wine with a predicate) was valid until 2007, now predicate wine is also used.
These wines are related to Mostgewicht and manufacturing are even more demanding, or certain techniques are prohibited. Different for each type of predicate, specifications apply with regard to the grape condition (fully ripe, or partly noble rot) and the vintage (Machine picking is prohibited for berry selection and dry berry selection). On enrich In principle, to increase alcohol is prohibited. A sweetening to increase the residual sugar may in Germany by means of Süßreserve in Austria, this is generally prohibited. However, the order is not a qualitative assessment, but denotes different types of wine:
The EU wine market regulations that came into force in August 2009 introduced new wine names and quality levels. Quality wine and quality wine correspond to the highest quality level PDO wine (Wine with a protected indication of origin). The labels country wine. quality wine and Prädikatswein with all types remain valid as traditional names. See in detail under quality system,
Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures or cellar techniques, as well as the various types of wine, sparkling wine and distillate regulated by wine law are under the keyword winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,